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This Floor Workout Is the Best Belly Fat Burner, Trainer Says

These moves will help you torch calories and lose that belly fat.
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Losing belly fat is the most common health and fitness goal people want to achieve. Contrary to popular belief, the best way to lose belly fat isn't through jogging and endless sets of crunches, sit-ups, and side bends. The secret to losing fat in your stomach area is to perform strength training regularly and to get in a mixture of both steady-state and interval cardio training. Pretty plain and simple! When you keep up this regimen along with eating a healthy diet, then the pounds and inches will start coming off, and you will achieve the end result you are aiming for. There's a trick, though. You can potentially speed up your fat loss rate by incorporating bodyweight floor workouts in between your cardio and strength training sessions. We have designed a floor workout, and it's the best belly fat burner you can do.

These exercises will help increase your calorie burn, daily activity, and also keep your muscles stimulated to aid in fat loss. If you're not a gym person and prefer to stick with bodyweight movements for now, this is a great option. Regardless of your fitness routine and situation, you can add in floor workouts to your rotation. The following belly fat burner workout will help you burn calories and aid in losing your belly fat. All you need to do is aim to perform 3 to 4 sets of these five movements.

Read on to learn more about this floor workout that's an ultra-effective belly fat burner. And next, be sure to check out The 6 Best Exercises for Strong and Toned Arms in 2022, Trainer Says.

1

Duck Walks

trainer doing duck walks
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Start your Duck Walks by getting into a deep squat with your hips at least parallel to the ground. Keeping your chest tall and core tight, take a mini step forward with one leg, then with the other. As you're walking in this position, make sure you stay low while keeping all the tension in your legs. Walk down forward, then reverse the motion and walk backward to starting position. Perform 3 to 4 sets of 15 reps, forward and backward.

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2

Feet Elevated Pushups

trainer doing feet elevated pushups, part of belly fat burner workout
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

To perform feet elevated pushups, begin by placing both hands in line with your shoulders in a pushup position while positioning your feet on top of a stable surface. Keeping your core tight, hips high, and chest tall, use your control to lower your body, coming down until your chest is an inch or two above the ground. Then, push yourself back up, flexing your upper pecs and triceps to finish. Perform 3 to 4 sets of 10 to 15 reps.

3

Side Plank with Leg Raise

side plank with leg raise, belly fat burner workout
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Get into a full side plank position with your elbow in line with your shoulder and feet stacked on top. Keeping your abs tight, begin raising the leg up with your heel. Raise the heel up as high as you can, squeezing the glute hard at the top. Lower under control, then perform another rep. Perform 3 to 4 sets of 10 reps on each leg.

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4

Split Squat with Pulse

trainer performing split squat with pulse
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

Begin this split squat with pulse move in a staggered stance—one foot should be in front, and the other foot should be behind you with your toes firmly planted. Keep your chest tall and core tight, and lower yourself until your back knee touches the ground. Come up 1/4 of the way, then go back down. Drive through the heel of the front leg to come all the way up. That counts as 1 rep. Perform 3 to 4 sets of 10 reps on each leg.

5

V-Twist

trainer doing v-twist
Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.

For the V-Twist, get into position by lying flat on your back with your knees bent 90 degrees. Keep your core tight, curl up, and reach to one side while extending your legs out at the same time. Crunch hard at the top, return to starting position, then crunch up on the other. Perform 3 to 4 sets of 10 reps on each side.

Tim Liu, C.S.C.S.
Tim Liu, CSCS, is an online fitness and nutrition coach based in Los Angeles Read more